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Mawimbi Bush Camp

Mumbwa, Zambia

Situated in the Western part of Zambia along the riverbank of the beautiful Kafue River in the Kafue National Park is Mawimbi Bush Camp. It is a luxury tented camp offering various activities such as canoeing, fishing and wilderness game walks in the Kafue National Park for those that love to experience the African bush. At Mawimbi Bush Camp, you can also investigate the treetops and skies for a variety of birding life that are seen flying over the Kafue River.

Safari camps

Mawimbi Bush Camp has three large uniquely styled canvas tents which are located on the river bank to ensure ultimate exclusivity. Each of these tents have their own outdoor bathrooms with a hand wash basin and bucket shower that is supplied with hot water and an ecologically designed 'green' toilet.

All Mawimbi Bush Camp's tents are fully mosquito-proofed with two beds in the main area of the tent and a covered entrance veranda overlooking the river for perfect game viewing and relaxing. The tents are also tastefully furnished and decorated in subtle African themes. Facilities on offer and otherinformation

  • Each of the three tents sleeps two adults only
  • Families (up to two extra children) can be accommodated in one tent upon request
  • No children under 12 are allowed except in specially arranged circumstances – please consult at the time of booking
  • The camp is open from April to mid November – depending on when the rainy season starts
  • A professional and experienced canoe guide escorts clients on all canoeing trips
  • Local professional guides escort clients on walking safaris when the professional guide is undertaking canoeing trips
  • All meals, teas, coffees and drinks are served in the main dining area
  • Fresh drinking water is available in the tents and dining area
  • No internet or cell phone coverage available
  • Satellite phones are available for use in case of emergency
  • Comprehensive medical insurance, including evacuation, is recommended for all clients undertaking trips in Southern Africa
  • The entire camp is run on solar power and paraffin lights
  • Check-in for all clients is no later than 11:30 and check-out at 10:00

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Safaris

Wilderness game walks in the Kafue National Park are organised every morning and afternoon for those not wishing to brave the canoeing. Game walks are a a must for all lovers of the African bush. And of course, for the amateur and professional ornithologist, there is a huge variety of bird life that awaits exploring in the National Park.

Game walks are the best way to reconnect with our natural environment. Many of us live in cities, with all the amenities and conveniences they afford. We have technology to make our lives easier, cell phones to talk to whomever we want, whenever we please; when we're hungry, the nearest restaurant is just a stone's throw away. Everything is at our fingertips. But these very same advantages can tether us, pulling us this way and that. When you go for a nature hike through Kafue National Park, you are freed from the many responsibilities and distractions that come with city life. You can relax, enjoying the flora and fauna of the African bush. The knowledge that there is no cell phone coverage is liberating – work can wait! You'll be able to feel the breeze on your face and appreciate it. You can listen to the bird song, the rustling of leaves, the soothing sound of streaming water, uninterrupted by car horns or blaring radios. See the amazing wild animals of the African savannah in their natural habitat, foraging for food, hunting, at play, or just lazing about as the big cats are famous for doing. So come and walk through the wilderness. It'll remind you of where we, as people, came from. Although you'll be far from your house, you'll be closer to home than you've ever been.

Mawimbi Bush Camp · Safaris

Canoeing

At Mawimbi Bush Camp, canoeing through an amazing variety of habitats and breathtaking scenery is the main adventure offered. It is sometimes fast and exciting through near-rapid rushing waters and sometimes lazy and leisurely on the meandering river. You can also fish using the lure or the fly.

About Canoe Day Trips The guests staying at Mawimbi Bush Camp can take part in canoeing day trips down sections of the Kafue River from various points. All day trips include the park fees, professional guide, picnic lunch with drinks and transfers back to the starting point. Types of Canoe Day Trips

  • Chunga River Trail, Chunga Point, Mawimbi Bush Camp Canoeing gently down the Kafue River absorbing the unspoiled African bush with its amazing variety of birds, animals and vegetation. The river stretch is wide and the water normally flows slow. Approximated time is five hours including short lunch picnic stopovers before approaching the Mawimbi Bush Camp
    • Commences at the Chunga Point at 10:00
    • Canoeing distance is approximately 15-18km

  • The Donna River Trail, Mawimbi Bush Camp, Downstream The Kafue River's beauty shines through the stretch with abundant wildlife coupled on the river's meandering landscape leading to the islands along the way. A few small rapids can be experienced if one is brave enough to canoe further downstream
    • Commences from Mawimbi Bush Camp at 08:00 and takes you downstream on the Kafue River
    • You can either stop off on the side of the river or return to camp for lunch
    • Total canoeing distance is approximately 15-18km

  • Puku River Trail, Puku Pan Lodge, Downstream For those only wishing to get a taste of a canoeing adventure, the Puku River Trail is is a perfect opportunity to meet the elephants while observing the beautiful landscape and the amazing bird life. This trip is short and it will take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with a massive adrenaline thrill and excitement.
    • Commences opposite the Puku Pan Lodge at 10:00 and finishes just in time for a picnic lunch on the river banks before a transfer back to camp
    • Total canoeing distance is app 7-8km

  • The Labyrinth River Trail, South of Mawimbi, Downstream to the headwaters of the Itezhi Tezhi Dam Adventure enthusiasts will love this part of the river! With its fast flowing rapids and amazing scenery, this is a real treat for those looking for excitement. You may at times, depending on the water level need to climb out of your canoe and pull it up and over the rocks. But fear not, a professional guide and crew is always close at hand to offer help to those in need of a hand. After your canoe-bound pleasure, you will be met with a packed lunch followed by a road transfer back to Mawimbi Bush Camp
    • Total canoeing distance is approximately 15-18km

Fit – Payment Terms Payment of each reservation shall be made as follows when booked more than 31 days from date of arrival:

  • A non-refundable 10% deposit upon acceptance of reservations is to be received by Mawimbi Ltd from the Operator within fourteen days from the date of confirmation. Failure to do so could result in automatic cancellation of the reservation being held
  • The balance is due no less than the thirty days prior to arrival

Payment of each reservation shall be made as follows when booked within thirty days from the date of arrival:

  • Full prepayment is to be received by Mawimbi Ltd from the operator within seven days from date of confirmation or prior to arrival in case of a last minute booking. Failure to do so could result in automatic cancellation of the reservation being held
  • Please email proof of payment to accounts@mawimbibushcamp.com

Fit – Cancellation Terms and Conditions

  • Should a cancellation be received between confirmation and 31 days prior to arrival 10% cancellation fees will be charged
  • Should a cancellation be received between 0-31 days prior to arrival, a100% cancellation fees will be charged
  • Cancellation fees are calculated on the total value of the booking

Mawimbi Bush Camp · Canoeing